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Date and Location

October 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST



What would it be like to really rethink our Constitution? In this webinar, we will learn about participatory constitution building, a way of writing a new constitution with full public participation. Participatory constitution building is common around the world, but how it is designed and the process by which it is undertaken is critical to making it a success anywhere. We will learn with experts on participatory constitution building globally, in Chile at this moment, and among tribal governments. What are the practices we might think about as we reconsider the strengths and weaknesses of our own constitution in this country?

Virtual Event Details

Registration is required for this event. Please register using the link above to receive details via email for how to join the virtual discussion. This event will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent out afterward to all who register.

You can submit questions to the panelists in advance during the registration process. A live Q&A will also be available during the event with an option to submit questions in real-time. The Ash Center encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its events. Should you wish to enquire about an accommodation, please contact our events team at info@ash.harvard.edu prior to the event. Additional questions? Email the Ash Center events team at info@ash.harvard.edu.


Speakers and Presenters

​Erin Houihan, Program
Officer, International IDEA 

Dra. Pamela Figueroa Rubio, Académica, Facultad de Humanidades - Universidad
De Santiago

Joseph Kalt, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, HKS;
Co-Director, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development

Tova Wang, Ash Center Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy (Moderator)